Gordon Lightfoot Famous Quotes & Sayings

71 Gordon Lightfoot Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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It seems so lucky to just to have the right of telling you with all my might, you're beautiful tonight. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: It seems so lucky to just to have the right of telling you with all
See the judge upon the bench who tries the case as best he can, see the wise and wicked ones who feed upon life's sacred fire, see the soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: See the judge upon the bench who tries the case as best he can, see
She is my flower and she blooms for the one who loves her best. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: She is my flower and she blooms for the one who loves her best.
She been looking like a queen in a sailor's dream. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: She been looking like a queen in a sailor's dream.
I can see her lying back in her faded dress in a room where do what you don't confess. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I can see her lying back in her faded dress in a room where do
It was very interesting time to be in England. Even at that point [John] Lennon and [Paul] McCartney influenced my writing. I thought, "maybe there is a huck or two in here I haven't thought of". Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: It was very interesting time to be in England. Even at that point [John] Lennon
The strength of his will was the tool of his trade. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: The strength of his will was the tool of his trade.
I had lots of friends who were fighting in Vietnam and I am still friends with veterans of the war. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I had lots of friends who were fighting in Vietnam and I am still friends
I can remember sitting in a cabin outside of Denver writing that with a can of soup on the stove. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I can remember sitting in a cabin outside of Denver writing that with a can
Getting lost in her loving is your first mistake. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Getting lost in her loving is your first mistake.
You will go with me everywhere. When I'm dreaming, you still share my lonely nights. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: You will go with me everywhere. When I'm dreaming, you still share my lonely nights.
The road to love is littered by the bones of other ones, who by the magic of the moment were mysteriously undone. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: The road to love is littered by the bones of other ones, who by the
All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons
I remember when I first rocked in it was a great big dance hall and Tommy Young was blowing trombone and Louis [Armstrong] was singing a tune and it was just Satchmo and you could hear it resounding through the dance hall and people were dancing. It was a highlight. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I remember when I first rocked in it was a great big dance hall and
Sometimes I think it's a shame, when I get feeling better when I'm feeling no pain. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Sometimes I think it's a shame, when I get feeling better when I'm feeling no
I'm not really a bird person or an Audubon guy who studies them, but as I was around them, they interested me. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I'm not really a bird person or an Audubon guy who studies them, but as
The giant neon spinning discs are a reminder of the huge role that Sam Sniderman and his store played in the cultural life of Toronto and I believe they should be preserved and remounted in the interests of our city's heritage. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: The giant neon spinning discs are a reminder of the huge role that Sam Sniderman
I would never have ever dreamed that I would get married again and then all of a sudden you meet somebody. That's the thing about life. It can be so unexpected. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I would never have ever dreamed that I would get married again and then all
When love is true there is no truer occupation. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: When love is true there is no truer occupation.
Silent waters rocking on the morning of our birth,
like an empty cradle waiting to be filled.
And from the heart of God the Spirit moved upon the earth,
like a mother breathing life into her child.
Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Silent waters rocking on the morning of our birth,like an empty cradle waiting to be
My first song was Hula Hoop Song, in 1955. It was a novelty song. I had to find someway to reach out and it was with a novelty song. Now, all of my recording obligations have been taken care of. I made 14 albums for Warner Brothers. Five for United Artist before that. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: My first song was Hula Hoop Song, in 1955. It was a novelty song. I
I never really had stage nerves but I did have had trouble getting up to the right energy level. For a long time I drank. I drank up until 1982 and then I gave up alcohol. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I never really had stage nerves but I did have had trouble getting up to
If you plan to face tomorrow, do it soon. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: If you plan to face tomorrow, do it soon.
I love jazz. I still do. Dave Brubeck and Stan Getz are so good. I took a notification course in Jazz Orchestration. It wasn't a grandiose as you'd think but I did have to to go to Los Angeles to do it and get an understanding of the keyboard because the keyboard became my tool and I used it a lot in transposing and composing. All the flats and time values. I spent a year doing that because in those days you had to be able to write your own music and read sheets. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I love jazz. I still do. Dave Brubeck and Stan Getz are so good. I
I play piano, but not well enough to play professionally. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I play piano, but not well enough to play professionally.
My parents got my sister and I to go to church and have piano lessons. We were keen and they could see that. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: My parents got my sister and I to go to church and have piano lessons.
The house you live in will never fall down, if you pity the stranger who stands at your door. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: The house you live in will never fall down, if you pity the stranger who
I don't know where we went wrong, but the feeling's gone and I just can't get it back. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I don't know where we went wrong, but the feeling's gone and I just can't
Whitecaps in profusion all around me, but somehow in your eyes I found the strength to sail upon that raging sea. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Whitecaps in profusion all around me, but somehow in your eyes I found the strength
A lot of people influenced me as I was learning but probably Bing Crosby was the most influential, because I would hear his Christmas albums, which my parents played a lot. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: A lot of people influenced me as I was learning but probably Bing Crosby was
What has changed for me is that I now have a huge family [Lightfoot has four children, from his first two marriages] - the result of my living. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: What has changed for me is that I now have a huge family [Lightfoot has
Turning back the pages of my sweet shattered dream, I wonder if she'll ever do the same; And the thing that I call living is just being satisfied With knowing I've got no one left to blame. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Turning back the pages of my sweet shattered dream, I wonder if she'll ever do
Some years later I met Queen Elizabeth II, in our capital Ottawa at a Canada Day celebration. David Foster and I were doing the show and we both met her afterwards. She told me how much she loved the Canadian Railroad Trilogy. She looked at me and said, "oh, that song", and then said again, "that song", and that was all she said. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Some years later I met Queen Elizabeth II, in our capital Ottawa at a Canada
I liked the American folk style of Woody Guthrie. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I liked the American folk style of Woody Guthrie.
Everything is trust, all the rest is dust. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Everything is trust, all the rest is dust.
Think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual
SPEAK OF TROUBLE highlights the abilities of Lowell Sostomi as singer/songwriter and brings together a talented band of musicians with amazing dexterity, loads of energy, and very original arrangements. Im impressed. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: SPEAK OF TROUBLE highlights the abilities of Lowell Sostomi as singer/songwriter and brings together a
I went on tours with [Bob] Dylan - the big one was in 1975 and called Roaring Thunder Review. I knew him well because I met him around the time he did his second album, in 1963. He recorded one of my songs called Shadows. In the 1970s, it was suggested that we do a duet, because we had the same manager, Albert Grossman, who also managed Odetta and Peter, Paul and Mary. Dylan and I respected what each other did, but I just decided not to do it. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I went on tours with [Bob] Dylan - the big one was in 1975 and
To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns.
Of course I knew The Band's Canadian keyboard player, the late Richard Manuel, but I didn't play that night because I was there as a guest with my record executives. People ask, "why didn't you play?" If I had known I was going to be playing then I would have been prepared for it. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Of course I knew The Band's Canadian keyboard player, the late Richard Manuel, but I
If I could read your mind, what a tale your thoughts could tell. Just like a paperback novel, the kind that drugstores sell. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: If I could read your mind, what a tale your thoughts could tell. Just like
Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing She Loves You in August 1963. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I
Let our hearts touch far horizons.
Let our love know no borders,
Draw the Circles wide until,
No one stands alone.
Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Let our hearts touch far horizons.Let our love know no borders,Draw the Circles wide until,No
I try to write songs. At our concerts, we take the cream of the crop from my back catalogue and I don't know if I could write something now that would replace any of that. We don't lose any of the standards. We have lots of songs in rotation. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I try to write songs. At our concerts, we take the cream of the crop
Don Quixote was a song for a 1969 Michael Douglas movie called Hail Hero! I wrote the title song for the film and they also used the Don Quixote one I had submitted. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Don Quixote was a song for a 1969 Michael Douglas movie called Hail Hero! I
My daughter Meredith Moon from my second wife has a band that does Appalachian music, with five-strong banjo, clawhammer style. I may have to direct her somewhere. Meredith was my middle name. I would have to direct her because I am always directing something. She's in the musician's union and she is only 21. Your kids surprise you. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: My daughter Meredith Moon from my second wife has a band that does Appalachian music,
I took the song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face from a folk singer called Bonnie Dobson. I knew her and she had a record with that track on it. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I took the song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face from a folk
Give me a wave I can ride upon, come and show your strength to me. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Give me a wave I can ride upon, come and show your strength to me.
Rainy day people all know there's no sorrow they can't rise above. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Rainy day people all know there's no sorrow they can't rise above.
I'm a little nuts. I'm a lot nuts. All I know is that in the midst of the madness of this world it's my therapy. The music touches my heartstrings. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I'm a little nuts. I'm a lot nuts. All I know is that in the
You just get the vibes of your surroundings and it rubs off on you. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: You just get the vibes of your surroundings and it rubs off on you.
There was a TV show called Thank Your Lucky Stars, with the catchphrase "I'll give it five!" The Beatles and Stones were so popular when they were on it. One week The Beatles were number one and then the Stones were right on their heels. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: There was a TV show called Thank Your Lucky Stars, with the catchphrase "I'll give
Be calm in the face of all common disgraces. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Be calm in the face of all common disgraces.
I know that we're being inexorably taken over by the Americans. Without a doubt. I don't mean invaded or anything like that, just taken over. By degrees. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I know that we're being inexorably taken over by the Americans. Without a doubt. I
I was in Britain that year [1963] and some music publishing people in Denmark Street in London suggested me to the BBC. So I found myself in front of a British television show, which was a nice surprise. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I was in Britain that year [1963] and some music publishing people in Denmark Street
I was happy to be in England, because my mother had always loved the royals, and so do I. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I was happy to be in England, because my mother had always loved the royals,
I never got really good at hockey. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I never got really good at hockey.
Words are for explaining the mistakes we might have made, names are for calling when there is nothing left to say. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Words are for explaining the mistakes we might have made, names are for calling when
I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite funny to look back on it. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite
I worked in a plant when I was 14 for two years. I always wanted to do the summer jobs. Honest to God, I always had to be doing something. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I worked in a plant when I was 14 for two years. I always wanted
Will you gather daydreams or will you gather wealth? How can you find your fortune when you cannot find yourself? Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Will you gather daydreams or will you gather wealth? How can you find your fortune
I once performed The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to about 15 sea captains. The song was about a ship that broke in half and sank. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I once performed The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to about 15 sea captains. The
'If You Could Read My Mind' was written during the collapse of my marriage. It's a great song. No one has any gripes about it. I wondered what my wife and daughter might think. My daughter is the one who got me to correct 'The feelings that you lacked' to 'The feelings that we lacked'. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: 'If You Could Read My Mind' was written during the collapse of my marriage. It's
I got to sing solo in the junior choir when I was 10 or 11 and won a competition, and my sister's piano playing improved to a certain level. One time my sister and I worked together. The first song we ever sang in High School was Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I got to sing solo in the junior choir when I was 10 or 11
If there's a reason for the way that life is I'd like to find it. After all, who's life is it? Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: If there's a reason for the way that life is I'd like to find it.
I try to keep it light and positive most of the time, whereas earlier on I didn't always do that. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I try to keep it light and positive most of the time, whereas earlier on
I don't think they should regulate the music field. I don't see how they can regulate the arts. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: I don't think they should regulate the music field. I don't see how they can
Those who put their faith in fire, in fire their faith shall be repaid. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Those who put their faith in fire, in fire their faith shall be repaid.
Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours? Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes
When I was 16, I used to drive huge loads of laundry in a three ton truck. I would turn round at night to drive back and see the band in a place north of Toronto called Dunn's Pavilion. I would drive that truck all day and they drive back and all the way until one day I wrecked the truck. I fell asleep and wrecked it. I was OK and so was my helper. I called my dad and the first words out of his mouth were, "are you OK?" I was really lucky I had a kind father. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: When I was 16, I used to drive huge loads of laundry in a three
Sometimes a broken dream will make you sad or make you mean. Sometimes things ain't bad as they seem. Gordon Lightfoot Sayings: Sometimes a broken dream will make you sad or make you mean. Sometimes things ain't